SELF – Simone Biles Takes Medication For ADHD—And She Has No Problem Letting Everyone Know

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Olympic gold medalist, Simone Biles recently came out about her adult ADHD and the medication she takes for it every day. I was pleased to join other experts for this SELF article on some things to know about adult ADHD.

Binge eating and alcohol dependence have also been linked to adult ADHD, licensed clinical psychologist Alicia H. Clark, Psy.D., tells SELF, noting that if left untreated, ADHD can exacerbate symptoms and undermine successful treatment of the other two.


Getting proper sleep, exercise, and nutrition can be challenging for people with ADHD who are prone to distraction, Clark says, so it’s important for those patients to develop habits that make healthy choices easier. “Taking decision-making and potential distractions out of the equation whenever possible is important,” she says.


Alicia H. Clark, PsyD